By Kelsey Zimmerer
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Believe it or not, the holiday season is upon us! But don’t let this year be another rush for gifts and panic over what to get your buddies. Here are a few ideas we’ve put together for gifts for girls from a caring, budget-conscious pal.
These unique illustrations are perfect for any fashion lover who wants her whole life to be as trendy as her wardrobe. They come in a range of prices, prints and sizes ideal for any space or budget (prices range from $8-$100). These inspirational prints are loved and collected by many a fashion blogger and will undoubtedly be a hit. Check out Etsy.com for an easy-to-shop collection.
A Statement Watch
A must for any college woman who wants to upgrade from using an iPhone as her only source of time– aka anyone over 20. Look for something classic, like a chunky gold watch, that she can wear everyday for years. This gift is stylish and practical- a perfect combination. Head to department stores like Macy’s and Nordstrom’s for on-trend brands like Michael Kors, Kate Spade and Marc Jacobs.
Most college students need to stick to a tight budget that usually doesn’t include splurging on their favorite monthly mag. A year of Marie Claire, Glamour, Vogue, Elle or Lucky is a great way to give her a fashion indulgence 12 times a year. It’s the gift that keeps on giving!
Cozy Cute Sweaters
Sweaters are a winter staple in college, and the cuter the better. Graphic sweaters are huge right now, and so much more fun than your basic knit. Shop stores that like to have fun with fashion, like H&M and Forever 21, or online shops like Nasty Gal and ASOS.
Anything that Sparkles
As cliché as it is, glittery accessories are always in for the holiday season! Jeweled hair accessories like bobby pins and headbands are great for parties, or give a glitzy nail polish to refresh her beauty vibe. Check out the accessories section at stores like Madewell, Urban Outfitters and Free People to score quality pieces at an affordable price with just the right amount of sparkle.